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Last updated: 13 November 2019
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Datum:Dienstag 10 April 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54D (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 42-72734
Werknummer: 10839
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB), USA
Flug nach:Fairbanks-Ladd Army Airfield, AK (FBK/PAFB), USA
Unfallbericht:
Crashed and caught fire during attempt to pick up a glider. The glider towing rope wound itself around the elevator, causing the C-54 to lose control.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Lodi News-Sentinel - Apr 11, 1951


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